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Irving Police Hope Photo Leads to Information in Rape Case

Police believe attacker followed victim home from store



    Police Release Photo of Person of Interest in Rape Case

    Irving police say they want to talk to a man who can be seen on surveillance footage walking near a woman who was later sexually assaulted at her home. (Published Thursday, July 19, 2012)

    Irving police have released a photograph of a person of interest in a recent sexual assault.

    Police said the 54-year-old victim was followed home from a retail store on the southbound service road of State Highway 183.

    “In Irving, a stranger-on-stranger sexual assault is very uncommon," Officer John Argumaniz said. "That is why we are reaching out to the public for some assistance."

    The attack happened at about 9 p.m. on June 21. Police said the attacker forced his way her home at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her.

    Police said the woman stopped at a major retail store on SH 183 and Esters Road before arriving home.

    Investigators have obtained video of a man who walked near the woman in the store and followed her out to the parking lot.

    “He was at the store where she was prior to her leaving, and she went directly home,” Officer John Argumaniz said. “We can’t say positively that this person is the suspect, but he is the person of interest we would like to talk to.”

    The man seen in the picture was driving either a white Ford Ranger or a Mazda compact truck.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Irving Police Department at 972-273-1010.